Biography

Jacob H. Rooksby is an Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, where he currently teaches courses in torts, intellectual property (IP) subjects, law and higher education, and social media and the law.

His primary scholarship focus concerns the impact of IP law and policy on higher education.  In addition to his teaching, writing, and research, Professor Rooksby practices law with Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., where he is Of Counsel with the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

Professor Rooksby holds J.D., M.Ed. (Social Foundations of Education), and Ph.D. (Higher Education) degrees from the University of Virginia.  He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Hispanic Studies and Government from the College of William & Mary, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Rooksby’s ongoing scholarship and professional work lie at the intersection of IP law & policy issues and higher education.